A guy with multiple major wins is on top of the leaderboard at Merion, and his name is not Tiger Woods. In fact, Tiger is not even close at nine over par. Instead, it is lefty Phil Mickelson leading the field at one under par.
Mickelson has flown under the radar, with all of the attention going to guys like Woods and McIlroy. I can't think of a more deserving person to win today, and I can't help but root for Mickelson. Today is his 43rd birthday, and it is also Father's Day. He is a great person off the course, has a "family first" mentality, and is a true professional. If he were to win today, it would be his first U.S. Open victory.
When he takes the walk up to the 18th green today in the final pairing, I hope it is the walk of a guy about to win fifth major.